Jobs – Training opportunities


Conservator, National Music Museum, Vermillion, SD, USA.

The National Music Museum (NMM) at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion invites applications for a Conservator, a permanent, twelve-month position to commence July 1, 2022. The successful candidate, working in close collaboration with the NMM’s curatorial staff, will conduct technical examinations and assess the condition of musical instruments and other artifacts in the Museum’s collections. The conservator will maintain a continuous preventive conservation program, including performing and supervising environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, and object housing/rehousing. Working within a policy of minimum intervention, the Conservator will execute conservation treatments to stabilize the condition of objects and undertake restoration, when desirable, with continuous record keeping. The Conservator will teach in the Museum’s graduate program in the History of Musical Instruments when the program restarts in Fall 2023, participating in the development and execution of the curriculum and assisting with the supervision of Graduate Assistants and Interns working on Conservation projects. Conservator will work with an exhibition design team to prepare instruments for exhibit, including the supervision of professional mount making. Top priority for the NMM is the preparation and mounting of approximately 700 instruments for the reopening of permanent galleries. The Conservator will also be responsible for arranging, equipping, and maintaining a new Conservation Lab in the expanded museum complex, as well arranging a smaller satellite Lab in the Center for Preservation and Research. The Conservator may also have opportunity to publish, present, and actively participate in professional organizations, especially pertaining to advances in preservation and conservation.

Terminal or Master’s degree in conservation, musical instrument restoration, or closely related field required. A minimum of seven years of conservation experience required, with at least three years post-degree preferred. Excellent communication skills required. Two years in a supervisory role desired. Teaching experience preferred. Previous working knowledge of musical instrument materials and technology is strongly preferred. Experience in using collection management software is essential.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Applications accepted online only at Submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a digital portfolio containing three treatment reports of diverse media, including assessment, proposal, and execution of projects (with photo documentation). Questions about the online submission process can be directed to:

Monica Tiahrt, College of Fine Arts
Dean’s Office, USD

For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-658-3660. EEO.


Pathway to Cultural Heritage Research and Practice Post-Baccalaureate Program

Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH), Libraries, and Museums in partnership with the Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity

Yale University announces the creation of two funded post-baccalaureate positions for participants from underrepresented groups intending to pursue careers as cultural heritage professionals. These two-year positions are designed to prepare participants for graduate school in fields relating to cultural heritage research and practice. Administered by the Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity, the first year builds on its successful NIH PREP and ESI PREP programs that focus on GRE preparation (if necessary), research and library skills, and coursework at Yale, designed to strengthen transcripts and help ensure the completion of graduate school prerequisites. The second year of the program is a practicum in which participants will work with specific museum and library collections based on their interest, aptitude, and career goals. During this year, participants would be mentored by Yale’s expert staff, including conservators, curators, and scientists to ensure that academic achievement is balanced with practical experience. The knowledge and skills that participants develop during this two-year program will prepare them for success in graduate school programs in fields that span the arts, humanities, and sciences, including art history, conservation, library science, and chemistry.

The PREP online application is available from November 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022.

For further information and to apply, visit:


Revision and implementation of the International Directory of Musical Instrument Collections

CIMCIM is seeking a reliable and well organised person to help with the revision and implementation of the International Directory of Musical Instrument Collections. The selected candidate will be asked to check and update the information included in our database, which currently includes a list of about 700 European, American, and Asian collections and museums of instruments and music. The project is planned for completion by September 2021.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Good knowledge of music museums and collections;
  • An international network in the museum field;
  • A degree in music or other related subject;
  • Good English skills (written and spoken). Knowledge of other languages is welcome.
  • Familiarity with databases and Microsoft Excel.

A remuneration of 2000 euro will be paid upon completion. Any taxes are the responsibility of the selected candidate.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an expression of interest (max. 500 words), a CV and possibly samples of previous work in the field to by 30 May 2021.


Museum Services Associate and  Collection and Communication Associate – Woodwinds Museum, La Couture-Boussey (France)

The Woodwinds Museum of La Couture-Boussey (Normandy, France) is recruiting a Museums Services Associate (mostly working at the front desk and with the public) and a Collection and Communication Associate.
To apply, send an email with resume and cover letter (in French) to

Closing date for application is Friday 8th May 2020.


Leiterin und Leiter der Sammlung Musik im Münchner Stadtmuseum

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Museum Collections Management Graduate Intern – Royal College of Music Museum

The Royal College of Music Museum is currently recruiting a Museum Collections Management Graduate Intern to join its team. This is a fixed-term position due to start in January 2020 and finish in April 2020. Work will be carried out on a part-time basis (2 days per week). The closing date for applications is Wednesday 27th November 2019.

All information about the posting can be found here:,30065,en.aspx


Digital Preservation Graduate Intern – Royal College of Music Museum

The Royal College of Music Museum is currently recruiting a Digital Preservation Graduate Intern to join its team. This is a fixed-term position due to start in November 2019 and finish in April 2020. Work will be carried out on a part-time basis (3 days per week). The closing date for applications is Friday 11th October 2019.

All information about the posting can be found here:,29771,en.aspx

Museum Curator (MUSIC)
Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C., DC, US

This position is in the Division of Cultural & Community Life, Office of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of American History.
The incumbent carries out the research, collections management,exhibitions development and education mission of the museum, with emphasis on American music history, including jazz and Latinx or African American musicians and musical traditions. Researches American history through objects and collections as well as primary and secondary sources of documentation.

Sammlungsleiter/in Musik – Münchner Stadtmuseum

Ende der Bewerbungsfrist ist der 11.10.2018.

All information here.

Director of the National Music Museum

The University of South Dakota and the Board of Trustees of the National Music Museum are seeking a dynamic professional to serve as the Director of the National Music Museum (NMM) at the University of South Dakota (USD).

Inquiries and nominations, contact:
Marilyn Hoffman or Connie Rosemont
Museum Search & Reference

Review of applications will begin October 24, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Curator, Cité de la musique

Under the responsibility of the Director of the Museum, the Conservator participates in the implementation of the Museum’s scientific and cultural project. He/she coordinates the conservation and restoration missions related to his/her corpus, as well as the inventory and documentation of the works. He/she seeks to enrich the collections and ensure their influence by participating in mediation work, collaborating – as a curator or advisor – in temporary exhibitions, contributing to cultural programming, as well as through research projects, publications and public interventions within the Philharmonic or in other venues. He/she also plays an advisory role for public collections related to music and organology, and contributes to the animation of a network of partners and professionals related to the musical instrument (musicians, violin makers, instrument makers, acousticians…). To be filled from January 2019.

Scientific scope:
The curator is responsible for the conservation, study, enrichment and dissemination of an important collection of instruments and objects related to non-Western musical cultures. He/she encourages the integration of this corpus into a broader cultural history, in dialogue with contemporary art and/or current musics.


– Knowledge of the organology and history of non-Western music;
– Interest in ethnomusicology;
– Professional experience in the field of museums and art history preferred;
– Interest in current artistic and/or musical practices;
– Fluency in English required. Additional foreign language desired.

Applications (CV + cover letter) should be sent to the director of the Museum, Marie-Pauline Martin by email: or by post to: Marie-Pauline Martin, Musée de la musique, 221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris, FRANCE.

Job opening at Smithsonian Institution (Museum Curator, Music). Closing date is February 2, 2018

This position is located in the Division of Culture and the Arts, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. The incumbent carries out the research, collections management, exhibitions development and educational mission of the museum with direct emphasis on American material culture in music, with varying emphasis on each function depending upon museum and individual projects at hand. The incumbent participates in activities across subject areas and organizational divisions, serving on exhibition teams, standing committees and ad hoc working groups. The incumbent may also have the opportunity to contribute to the Museum’s jazz, Latinx, or other American roots music programs as a performer.

Musée de la musique: chargé(e) des opérations scénographiques

La direction du Musée recrute actuellement, dans le cadre d’un CDI, un(e) chargé(e) des opérations scénographiques. Nov. 9, 2017.
Vous trouverez toutes les informations relatives à ce recrutement en pièce jointe.